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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 09-16-2011
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Default Pls help us! We are 'locked' out of coach

We are 'locked out' of the coach. Cell phones, keys to cars, purse, wallet, everything is in the coach.

Technically we are not locked out as we have the key, but the pull latch mechanism has broken.

We called Good Sams, but the local locksmith where we live does not know what to do to gain access.

Has anyone had the happen before who can help us with some info?

When we inspected the coach 2 weeks ago, we got locked in. We found out the PO had had a locksmith down there, out the week before. Obviously he did not fix it properly. The PO called that locksmith and he came out a second time, charged us a $120. It worked for a week. Now we are 'locked' out again!!!

Darrell thinks there is some kind of interior wire that has snapped, but we don't know how to get into the coach from the outside.

Anyone who can respond asap, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Jen
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Call me at 352-666-0444 Corey
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Call me at 352-666-0444 Corey

Thank you Corey.

Darrell is calling you now.

Luckily we were able to get into our shop through an adjoining neighbors door, to call and use the puter.
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If you have access to a power screwdriver you can remove the 16x16 roof vent in the bathroom. Happened to one of our Lonestar Bird guys once on a rally
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UGHHHHHH>>>>>> I can't remember the thread but there is a way to remove 1 of the sliding windows road drivers side without damaging it to gain access....... may not have been posted due to "security" reasons on the web but there is a way to do it, this has happened to other owners before...... I am hoping someone who knows / remembers how to do this will PM you the procedure! My apologies I just do not remember!
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You can always remove a windshield.
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Default Pls help us! We are 'locked' out of coach

Wish I knew how to help you get in, but unfortunately I don't. Someone will no doubt help. I would however recommend you remove that "dreaded" push latch. Access is through the inside door panel - pull the "buttons" that cover the screws and remove the panel. Get rid of the push rods that activate the latch.

I got locked in mine the first day I had it. Could have just as easy been the other way around. Now all I have is the deadbolt.
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Thanks all!

Darrell hadn't latched the toll window and we got a really skinny dude thru it.
Corey has given us repair info w the rods. Thank you too!

Thanks oh great one in the sky as well, that this didn't happen along the road in the middle of nowhere, with no cell and no puter.

At least now we know if it did happen, what we can do.

This site and this group of people are just so wanderful!!!

Jen

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[QUOTE=White Hat Guy;127614]Wish I knew how to help you get in, but unfortunately I don't. Someone will no doubt help. I would however recommend you remove that "dreaded" push latch.





Before your dog jumps on the button during you absence!

Once had a toddler lock herself in a customer's car at work -- engine running -- she was very upset & we were afraid she would put the car in gear so we jacked up the drive wheels until her mother brought spare keys from home.

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Before your dog jumps on the button during you absence!

Once had a toddler lock herself in a customer's car at work -- engine running -- she was very upset & we were afraid she would put the car in gear so we jacked up the drive wheels until her mother brought spare keys from home.

Bill B.
We had just got back from Heller's Transmission to have the Allison 4060 fluids checked out, and I had hopped out to help signal Darrell backing in, sans purse.

Thank goodness our wooly dogs had gotten out, because Darrell had just turned off the engine and generator. He was about to hook up to shore power from our locked shop.( keys in the coach)

It only takes a very few minutes to get really hot in there as I'm sure you all know. They would have fried in this Florida heat, and I would have broken a window out lickety split. You can count on that!
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